University of Kentucky welcomes Twisted food truck to campus

The new semester brings new dining options including a food truck, Minute Maid smoothies and a burger of the day.

Sept. 5—Amid many renovations around UK, students will also notice multiple additions and changes to Dining Services.

“It’s an uphill battle fighting to get students to notice what’s there,” said Scott Henry, executive director of Dining Services, referring to new food options on campus. “We’re trying some (new things).”

Newest additions Dickey Hall, near the Newtown Crossing Apartment complex, has recently opened a new restaurant that serves sandwiches, soups and salads.

Henry said a contest is underway to name the new cafe. The new dining location will cater to an underserved part of campus, he said.

The next closest on-campus restaurant was the Student Center.

Another new food option students will have on campus is Twisted, a university-owned food truck.

The truck will drive around campus and rotate four menus including Asian tacos, sliders, a Greek menu and an Asian noodle bar.

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